29 Dec 2020 3:11 PM +00:00 UTC

The Mandalorian Character Almost Said 'Maclunkey' in Season 2 Premiere

There is little doubt that the second season of The Mandalorian had several Easter Eggs and references to the original Star Wars trilogy films. Interestingly, one particular reference was supposed to poke fun at the newer version of A New Hope where Greedo says "Maclunkey."

Last year, A New Hope and the rest of the Skywalker Saga movies were finally made available on Disney+. However, the new version of the first Star Wars film made a small but noticeable change where Greedo says "Maclunkey" right before he was shot by Han Solo.

This wasn't the first time that the term was used in Star Wars and it was almost not the last. In Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Season 2 special, viewers got to see creator Jon Favreau discuss the possibility of having one of the characters in the premiere episode saying "Maclunkey."

Interestingly, the opening scene where Mando is attacked and ultimately defeats Gor Koresh and his men were supposed to end with the Mandalorian saying "Maclunkey" to Gor after leaving him hanging on a streetlight. Although executive producer Dave Filoni laughs at the idea, he also points out that the term sounded silly and it was ultimately discarded. Interestingly, the term is later said by Bib Fortuna a few moments before his own death in the season finale.

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It would make sense for Mando to say "Maclunkey" since it roughly translates to "This'll be the end of you." On the other hand, none of the two characters was speaking Huttese in the scene so it would also sound awkward. Perhaps someone else will say it in The Mandalorian Season 3.

Do you think the premiere episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 would have been better if Mando said "Maclunkey"? Sound off in the comments below.

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